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Niven's Meridian

In 1896, the Ontario government had Alexander Niven survey a baseline from the CPR tracks due north to the Moose River. Two years later an accurate line had been laid down through some 480 kilometres of forests, lakes, swamps and muskeg.

Location

On Highway 11, where the meridian crosses the thoroughfare, about 3 km west of Cochrane

Region: Northern Ontario

County/District: District of Cochrane

Municipality: Town of Cochrane

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